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Booking a wellness holiday can sometimes be overwhelming for those new to this type of getaway as there is so much choice! To understand a wellness holiday, imagine it as a tall oak tree, reaching up high…stay with us herethis is relevantwe promise! Now, this huge tree has many different branches reaching out in different directions, each unique but essentially, they are still connected at the trunk of the tree. Okay, no more literary jargon, but what we’re getting at is how a wellness holiday can be made up of many elements that can cater for many different aspects to ultimately improve your wellbeing. A wellness holiday can be focused on fitness, detoxification, mindfulness, weight loss, medicine, and so much more, perhaps a blend of all of them. Keep reading if you want to discover the perfect wellness holiday for YOU! 

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With Mother's Day just around the corner, we're sharing the best wellness breaks to gift health-conscious mums for future travel. What better a Mother’s Day gift than a post-pandemic wellness escape? With our wellness travel gift cards that can be gifted now and redeemed later, you can treat your much-loved mum to a relaxing wellness holiday to destress and revitalise the body when travel restrictions ease. All holidays are protected by our book with confidence policy for extra peace of mind. From a mountain escape in Greece to a beach retreat in Portugal, these wellness breaks offer respite for hard-working and much-loved mums. Here are the top 5 wellness breaks in the UK and Europe for the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

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February is LGBT+ History Month where we celebrate the community and its heritage to advocate, support and help bring about awareness and change. The term was first coined in 1994 by High-school teacher Rodney Wilson, who became the founder of the first Gay history month celebration, not to be confused with Pride, which came as a result of the 1967 Stonewall riots. As well as celebrating, LGBT+ History month also emphasises education, as a study conducted by the charity Stonewall in 2017 explained that 2 in 5 LGBT+ students had never experienced any form of education that reflected them or the history behind the LGBT+ movement. Education is key to highlighting the lived experiences and important matters of all those in the community. 

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Bonding with your baby as a new mother is incredibly important, but so is feeling good about yourself. On a mother and baby fitness retreat, you can improve your health and wellbeing whilst staying close to your baby. Travelling with a baby is becoming easier than ever before, especially with many wellness resorts adding their own kids club facilities and babysitting services. We have selected 5 of the best mother and baby fitness retreats, so you can work on your fitness goals whilst also spending precious time with your little one.

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Yoga and Pilates tend to get grouped together - and rightly so given they are so complimentary to one another. However, the two disciplines offer fairly different experiences from one another, so if you’re wondering ‘yoga vs pilates - which one is right for me?’ keep reading to discover the key differences and benefits!

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We’re still in lockdown, the gyms are shut, the swimming pools are closed, and non-professional sports have been postponed! This narrows the scope of what you can do fitness-wise a little bit, right? We may be in lockdown here in the UK but that doesn’t mean you still can’t get a good workout in! There is a wealth of exercises that you can do for free, it all depends on what you want from your fitness, is it weight-loss, endurance, or strength? Perhaps a mixture!

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Slowly but surely, we as a society are removing the unfair stigmatism that surrounds mental health issues and those who suffer from them. According to recent statistics from 2020, one in four people in the UK will experience some form of mental health issue over the course of a year, with one in six suffering from a common mental health problem weekly. So, what are these mental health problems? Some of the main contenders include anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder to name but a few on a vast list of varying conditions. Today we want to shine the spotlight on the importance of mental health self-care, it is imperative that the conversation continues on this topic so that we might all live happier, healthier lives for body and mind.

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After the turmoil of 2020, this year should be focused on restorative wellness and healing. While it may not feel like we are out of the thick of it, there is a new source of hope in the vaccine and we can begin to see an end to the pandemic that has taken over our lives. As we face another lockdown, and cabin fever and restlessness intensify, many of us will feel the need to escape. In these uncertain and unprecedented times, it is more important than ever to be kind to ourselves, and what better way to restore your mental and physical wellbeing than on a women-only wellness retreat. Experience some much-needed tranquility as you work on your health goals surrounded by a group of like-minded individuals. Whether you are looking to improve your self-worth, fitness, or peace of mind, we have compiled a list of the best women-only wellness retreats for 2021. 

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Spa-induced wellness holidays don’t always have to come from far-flung destinations around the globe such as Thailand, Mauritius or Bali. Now, although those are fantastic choices, there are also options a little closer to home here in the UK. For those who perhaps are unable to travel long-distance or those that want a quick and convenient shot of wellness, these luxury spa retreats in the UK are the perfect answer. There has been a shift in the mentality of travellers after the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept across the UK and beyond. Rather than a ‘generic resort’, many are seeking authentic rejuvenation with holistic treatments and bespoke therapies having seen the importance of maintaining a strong physical and mental disposition. Explore our list of the best British Spa hotels where you don’t have to stress about travel restrictions and PCR tests! 

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As we enter February, many of us associate this month with Valentine’s Day, the month of love and romance! However, with everything going on in the world, it is imperative to also make sure you show yourself some love and care. It can be very easy to fall out of love with your body, particularly after another lengthy lockdown, added with the fact that we live in a toxic social-media obsessed society that values appearance on falsified photos that are plastered wherever you look. 

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We all have very different relationships with alcohol, some won’t touch it, some have it on special occasions, some drink multiple days a week and some sadly have a detrimental relationship with it. Regardless of your specific attitude toward alcohol, you will surely be aware that in moderation alcohol is okay, but any form of regularity or excess can have serious health consequences, affecting your weight, skin, and as it is a depressant, your mental health too. 

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